StarTimes, SOS Children’s Villages partner to empower youths

By Amos Mburu Digital Television Company StarTimes Media and SOS Children’s Villages International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) that will see the two organizations partner towards supporting Kenyan youth through vocational training. The MOU will see StarTimes support SOS Children’s Villages program in Kenya through broadening local learning opportunities and extending technical training and career opportunities in enabling beneficiaries to kick-start their entry into the job market. The SOS Children’s Villages partnership represents a strategic effort to facilitate the entry of youth into the job market while giving…

HUAWEI INTRODUCES Y5 LITE INTO THE KENYAN MARKET

Huawei Mobile Kenya has introduced their Huawei Y5 Lite phone. The phone is a 4G enabled budget phone that will be retailing at Kshs 9,990 in retail stores across the country, operator shops and Jumia online stores. The device which falls under the Y series family is the fourth to be launched in the market this year following the successful launch of Y9 2019, Y7 Prime and Y5 Prime. Huawei Y5 Lite offers a powerful smartphone experience, at an affordable price. A large 5.45” HD with full view display which…

Wolrd Cup tops list of Kenyans Search on Google

Google today released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending searches, as people went online to find out more about their favourite country teams and players. News around Sharon Otieno, the slain Rongo University student, also dominated the lists of trending searches and the most…

Tough battle looms over leadership as assembly resumes

The unending fight among ODM MCAs over Nairobi County Assembly leadership is likely to halt house operations when the legislators resume duty on Tuesday after a week-long recess. A bid by a section of the MCAs to replace the minority leader and chief whip has already triggered divisions in the party’top brass and this could still spill to the assembly and committee sittings. While ODM chairman John Mbadi and executive director Oduor Ong’wen have been caught at the centre of the spiralling siege, the speaker Chege Mwaura is insisting that…

Sonko rescues conjestina

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday came to the rescue of the ailing former Kenyan female boxer Conjestina Achieng’, who is ailing in her rural home of Siaya. Sonko said Conjestina, who has won many titles for Kenya, will be airlifted to Nairobi and taken to Eden Home Rehabilitation Centre. “She will be received in Nairobi. We shall buy her new clothes and take her to rehabilitation centre for care because she needs urgent medical attention,” said Sonko. According to a video that has surfaced online, things are not going…

Nairobi county liquor board on illicit brew

RESIDENTS of Kibra wants Inspector General of Police to crack the whip on rogue officers to end the sale of illicit brew in the area. They told IG Joseph Boinett that a section of police officers deployed in the area are engaging in the illicit brew, commonly known as Chang’aa trade along Ngong River. A woman leader in Sarang’ombe ward who sought anonymity for fear of victimization said the brewing business under the watchful eye of law enforcers is the order of the day. “Police officers own the chang’aa depot…

MRM awards photographers Feted during ‘Eye in the Wild’ Competition

  By Barbra Onkoba Winners of the annual ‘Eye in the Wild’ photography competition themed ‘Stop the Chop’,  sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills have been feted in a colorful ceremony held at Karura Forest. The campaign supports sustainable solutions that contribute to forest conservation with a view to protect our natural environment. It focused on four elements – wildlife, water, community, and lifestyle and provided a platform for photographers to highlight the beauty in Kenya’s landscape whilst celebrating the best talent. Speaking, Andrew John Heycott, Mabati Rolling Mills CEO said…

MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno

Kabiro Ward residents got a relief after area MCA Clarence Munga visited them and donated some food stuffs. The fire had gutted down houses in the densely populated areas of kawangware and atotal of 30 families left homeless. Speaking during a visit to the site, area MCA donated 5 bales of unga and additional funds to help displaced families settle while he looks for lasting solutions. “I have come to say sorry for you all.” Said Clarence Munga, area MCA. “This is just the beginning. I have also shared with…

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns.  Experts have also condemned the move as one that could have dire repercussions for the endangered species.  Reacting to these developments, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior political advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “China’s decision to reopen trade on rhino horns and tiger bones will not only reactivate the demand for rhino products, but also contribute to a rise in poaching and other illegal activities. This also reverses steps that have been made…

Technology is changing the informal sector in Kenya

As the population of Kenya continues to grow, formal, salaried positions are becoming sparse By CNN On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to learn more about how technology has the potential to revolutionise the informal sector. Known for its low-paid, irregular work without employment contracts, government regulations or worker protections, this sector employs 12 million people in Kenya. Jacob Omolo, Senior Lecturer at Kenyatta University explains to the programme how the informal sector continues to grow in Kenya: “The contribution of the informal sector…